How much does a Galapagos trip cost?

How much does a Galapagos trip cost?

The average cost of a 5-day Galapagos cruise is about USD $3000. The least expensive Galapagos cruises begin at around USD $1000 for a 4-day cruise and can go up to around $10000 per person for an 8-day luxury-class cruise. Chartering a private Galapagos cruise starts at about $40,000.

Are tourists allowed on the Galapagos Islands?

Ninety-five percent of the land area of Galapagos is designated as protected by the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD), and tourists are permitted to explore specific visitor sites only with Park-certified naturalist guides (refer to the Park rules).

Why is Galapagos so expensive?

The reason it is so expensive is basic supply and demand. The demand is low compared to other cruises, but the supply is much, much lower. That is in part due to the logistics, and in part due to government restrictions intended to protect the wildlife.

How long can you stay on the Galapagos Islands?

How long can I stay in Galapagos? While you will be issued with a 90-day tourism visa on arrival in Ecuador, you are only permitted to stay for a maximum 60 days in Galapagos under the very strict migration laws in place for the Islands. Only Galapagos residents are permitted to work in the Islands.

How many days do you need in Quito Ecuador?

Three days
Three days is a perfect amount of time to visit many of the capital’s best museums and attractions, while sampling some of the city’s many great restaurants. You even have time to visit the artisans market in nearby Otavalo, and to have your picture taken straddling the Equator.

Do you need a permit for Galapagos?

U.S. citizens do not need a visa to enter Ecuador, which simplifies entry into the country. To enter Galapagos, the first official requirement is a valid Ecuadorian tourist visa stamp in your passport – this should have been issued to you upon arrival to mainland Ecuador. Click here fore more info on this topic.

How much money should I bring to Galapagos?

This is done upon arrival in the Galapagos. The cost is $100 per adult and $50 per child under the age of 12 (subject to change). This must be paid in cash (the US dollar is the currency in Ecuador) and in $20 bills or less. Officials are wary of larger bills as there are issues with counterfeit bills in Ecuador.